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Aug 28, 2016

Today on MakingChips we give you an inside look at what you can expect to see at IMTS 2016. We tell you what you need to be prepared, where you can find us at the event, a brief rundown on what's happening in the four different buildings, as well as information to help you find where you're going. In Manufacturing News, we talk about the history of IMTS, and later on we reveal some exciting new details about our highly anticipated Make & Elevate Series.

Episode Structure:

  • [02:30] - Manufacturing News
  • [04:40] - Being Prepared for IMTS
  • [07:20] - Find MakingChips at IMTS
  • [11:05] - Find Where You're Going
  • [14:30] - Machine Utilization
  • [17:40] - Student Summit
  • [18:35] - Make & Elevate Series
  • [23:45] - Corporate Snapshot
  • [25:00] - Conclusion of Episode

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Aug 17, 2016
On this episode of MakingChips, we welcome back Karla Dobbeck to the show. Karla is a certified professional in Human Resource Management with over 20 years experience in many aspects of human resource management and employment law compliance issues. Karla shares some tips and tricks to help machinists elevate their resume to the next level. In manufacturing news, we talk about Tesla Motor's decision to manufacture in the United States. We speak to Brian Papke of Mazak about their booth at the upcoming IMTS 2016, and Jason lists 6 reasons why you should sign up now for our highly anticipated Make and Elevate event.
 
 
Episode Structure:
  • [01:45] - Manufacturing News
  • [05:08] - Electric Cars
  • [05:56] - American Made Cars
  • [07:34] - Make and Elevate
  • [10:50] - Mazak at IMTS 2016
  • [15:36] - News at CARR Machine
  • [17:26] - Welcome Back Karla Dobbeck
  • [21:03] - Machinists and Resumes
  • [23:01] - Customizing for the Job
  • [26:20] - Cover Letter
  • [28:55] - Application vs Resume
  • [33:09] - Conclusion of Episode
Mentioned in this Episode:
 We Want to Hear From You, The Metalworking Nation:
  • jim@makingchips.com
  • jason@makingchips.com
  • ryan@makingchips.com
  • Telephone: (312) 725-0245
Aug 11, 2016
Where are you going?
 
Knowing why you’re doing what you’re doing (your mission), where you’re trying to go (your vision), and how you’re going to go about it (your values) are the glue that holds an organization together.
 
On this episode of MakingChips, Jim and Jason dive into the subject of corporate vision. Notably, the questions you should be asking yourself when developing your companies vision. In manufacturing news, we discuss signs of a slowdown in auto sales. We also highlight some of the exciting things we will be doing during our highly anticipated Leadership Series.
 
Episode Structure:
  • [02:11] - Manufacturing News
  • [04:00] - Getaround
  • [05:56] - IMTS 2016
  • [07:54] - Make & Elevate
  • [13:58] - Vision
  • [16:00] - Question 1
  • [19:26] - Question 2
  • [20:43] - Question 3
  • [23:40] - Diversifying
  • [27:20] - Conclusion of Episode
Mentioned in this Episode:
 We Want to Hear From You, The Metalworking Nation:
  • jim@makingchips.com
  • jason@makingchips.com
  • ryan@makingchips.com
  • Telephone: (312) 725-0245
Aug 9, 2016
On this episode of MakingChips, we welcome to the show Bill Angsten, co-founder of Compass Automation. Compass Automation designs and builds custom equipment to automate manufacturing processes. Bill talks with us about how he started the company, what Compass Automation does differently, maintaining a strong company culture, and marketing yourself differently. In manufacturing news, we talk about Facebook's recent venture into hardware research and we share more information about our highly anticipated Leadership Series.
 
Episode Structure:
  • [01:50] - What's New?
  • [02:35] - Manufacturing News
  • [05:40] - Leadership Series
  • [09:15] - IMTS 2016 / Sandvik Coromant
  • [11:15] - Welcome Bill Angsten
  • [12:16] - Compass Automation's Background
  • [14:30] - What Does Compass Automation Do Differently?
  • [20:04] - Hiring & Marketing
  • [24:21] - Corporate Culture
  • [26:45] - Marketing Differently
  • [28:40] - Episode Conclusion
Mentioned in this Episode:
 We Want to Hear From You, The Metalworking Nation:
  • jim@makingchips.com
  • jason@makingchips.com
  • ryan@makingchips.com
  • Telephone: (312) 725-0245
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